Man builds race vehicle from scratch; family affair of race drivers

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By Dave Taylor A curious sight rolled through town earlier this week when Littrell Family Racing came through with a collection of matching, handmade hot rods on their way back from a race in Hardinsburg. The cars, or trucks, or haulers, or whatever one might call them, are reminiscent of 1930s classics, but defy description.…

Authorities: stop the robbery jokes

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By Dave Taylor Authorities have a simple message to deliver to the public regarding last Thursday’s armed bank robbery in Lewisport: it’s no laughing matter. After employees of Hancock Bank survived facing down the barrel of a gun wielded by a masked robber and his accomplice, they’re now enduring a string of jokes from customers…

Fatal wreck Monday might have had medical origins

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By Dave Taylor A woman who died in a single vehicle Monday night might have been suffering from health issues that caused the wreck, according to a police investigation. Barbara F. Simmons, 64, of Cloverport, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident Monday in what police initially believed was a fatal crash. See…

Armed bank robbery in Lewisport

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By Dave Taylor After three suspects robbed the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank at gunpoint last Thursday before fleeing in a getaway car, police converged on the area looking for anything to identify the robbers or their whereabouts. This reporter, covering the county’s first armed bank robbery in modern memory, got swept up in a…

Sheriff, KSP debate county coverage, lament lack of staff

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By Dave Taylor A Kentucky State Police captain defended his agency in Monday’s fiscal court meeting against statements made in the previous meeting by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, where the two men found agreement in the believe that their respective departments are both understaffed. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Man builds race vehicle from scratch; family affair of race drivers

By Dave Taylor A curious sight rolled through town earlier this week when Littrell Family Racing came through with a collection of matching, handmade hot rods on their way back from a race in Hardinsburg. The cars, or trucks, or haulers, or whatever one might call them, are reminiscent of 1930s classics, but defy description.…

Authorities: stop the robbery jokes

By Dave Taylor Authorities have a simple message to deliver to the public regarding last Thursday’s armed bank robbery in Lewisport: it’s no laughing matter. After employees of Hancock Bank survived facing down the barrel of a gun wielded by a masked robber and his accomplice, they’re now enduring a string of jokes from customers…

Fatal wreck Monday might have had medical origins

By Dave Taylor A woman who died in a single vehicle Monday night might have been suffering from health issues that caused the wreck, according to a police investigation. Barbara F. Simmons, 64, of Cloverport, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident Monday in what police initially believed was a fatal crash. See…

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Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens

Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens, 87, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Heartford House under  the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born December 28, 1930 in Hancock County to the late Mary Lee Stevens Fuchs  and William H. Fuchs. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death  by her…

Neil Jackson Adcox

Neil Jackson Adcox ascended to heaven on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  He was born to James Homer Adcox and Anna Rhea Jolly in Harned, Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 4, 1930.  He was a graduate of Bell School/College in Kentucky and was a navy veteran. Neil grew up raising tobacco and cane (sorghum) in Kentucky. …

Helen M. Nugent

Helen M. Nugent, age 93 of Paducah, Kentucky and and formerly of Hawesville, Kentucky passed away at 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at her daughters’s home.  She was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and life-long homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen Moss and husband Bill of Paducah, Kentucky; one son, Richard…